A walk through the port and the Santoña marshes

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Panoramic of the port and viewpoint of Santoña
Panoramic of the port and viewpoint of Santoña

In the heart of the Cantabrian coast, where the mouth of the river Asón savagely celebrates its betrothal with the sea, the old city and town of Santoña, apart from its natural charm, still zealously preserves multiple secrets.

The moored fleet
The moored fleet

Located opposite another large coastal city, such as Laredo, Santoña still continues to speculate about whether it could have been, in origin, the ancient and splendid Portus Victoriae cited by the Roman historian Plinio.

Preparing nets and tackle for departure
Preparing nets and tackle for departure

Of its Roman and port past, however, there is no doubt, since in its waters and in its mysterious marshes, a multitude of objects have been found that testify to this and bring in check archaeologists, eager, as in the case of the old Egyptian city of Alexandria, in bringing to light a past that refuses to make it easy for him.

Typical fishing boat
Typical fishing boat

Much has also changed, it is true, the appearance of its splendid port, since it was launched in 1492, which was the flagship of the three caravels that accompanied Christopher Columbus on his voyage across the Atlantic and that shared the limelight with the discovery of the New World and the historical episodes developed from it: the Santa María.

The climb to the viewpoint
The climb to the viewpoint

The illustrious sailor and cosmographer, Juan de la Cosa, was also part of the city's illustrious surnames from Santoña, who obtained a prominent role in the first trips to the American continent and is considered to have drawn the most old preserved, with the description of the coasts and lands of the New World.

Mountains and marshes
Mountains and marshes

The prosperity of Santoña, whose fleet is famous, among many other things, for being little less than the main producer of a product with a certificate of excellence, such as its universally famous anchovies, can also be measured by the investments made in its port.

Different offshore and inshore fishing boats
Different offshore and inshore fishing boats

A port, which like many others that are distributed throughout the rugged Cantabrian coast, saw a multitude of pilgrims from all over the world flock to pay their respects to the Apostle Santiago, in Compostela, following the so-called itinerary o Route of the Coast and that now has renovated and modern facilities, among which stands out, in particular, an excellent viewpoint, shaped like the bow of a traditional fishing boat, from which you can contemplate a superb panoramic view of the bay and the environment of marshes and mountains that surround it.

There is also a place for sports sailing
There is also a place for sports sailing

Within the facilities, where there is also space for sports adventure, the so-called Paseo de los salazoneros (salting shakers) Italians also stands out, in memory of those pioneers who arrived from places like Sicily in the 19th century, which apparently gave rise to the salted fish that made this city famous.

Work and pleasure go hand in hand
Work and pleasure go hand in hand

In addition, as a gastronomic tourism route, the port of Santoña also has magnificent modern facilities, such as 'La Lonja' (The Fish Market), specialized in freshly caught seafood, which is undoubtedly a delight and an added attraction, as well such as controlled parking areas and a variety of interesting additions.

Facilities of the modern La Lonja Restaurant
Facilities of the modern La Lonja Restaurant

The marshes or lagoons, which extend over an infinity of square kilometers, are the scene of magnetic and eminently captivating landscapes, which give rise to extensive natural parks, where fauna and flora with a spectacular biodiversity value are conserved.

Panoramic of the marshes
Panoramic of the marshes

 Among this, the reed beds and reed beds stand out, which serve as shelter and shelter for countless families of birds, such as ducks, cormorants and gray herons, among many other families and species, especially those known as ducks.

Biodiversity site
Biodiversity site

In short: a place with multiple and attractive possibilities, capable of surprising and at the same time captivating lovers of the most diverse and heterogeneous sensations.

The romanticism of the old palaces
The romanticism of the old palaces

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And a means of support: fishing
And a means of support: fishing


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Excellent nautical theme post with so many beautiful boat images that make me want to take a ride out on the waters!

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Thank you. That same feeling I had a few days ago, when I was walking there. Kind regards

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hello what a beautiful trip through Santoña
a pleasure to walk in your company
good day

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Next time, you know that we have to eat at La Lonja: delicacies that go from the sea directly to the plate. Happy day

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a beautiful harbor and has historical value adds to the added value of this port

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True: it is a port with a very old history, which, as you say, increases its appeal even more. Thank you very much for your comment and kind regards.

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En Cumaná hay un espacio muy parecido a este de donde salen las embarcaciones marinas y pesqueras. Este espacio se llama La Marina Cumanagoto (Cumanagoto por la tribu de índigenas de esta zona) y en ella también se come muy rico, desde pastas a la marinera, ceviches, paellas, asopados, hasta pizzas con mariscos y comida china con langosta. Jajajaja. Me imagino que disfrutaste mucho este paseo, capitán, con el sol de frente, el mar cerquita y embarcaciones miles. Abrazos muchos

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Ah tentadora, me estás poniendo sobre la mesa los placeres de La Marina Cumanagoto, ja, ja, ja. Yo creo que la costa crea por sí misma este tipo de lugares, donde incluso lo más sencillo, aparentemente, te resulta siempre algo sumamente placentero. Disfruté mucho, es cierto, durante los pormenores de este viaje, pues a diferencia de otras ocasiones, mis experiencias fueron muchas y variadas, desde el interior, conociendo y volviendo a visitar lugares de arte y misterio, hasta unas costas donde todo resulta fascinante. Santoña, digamos que fue una escala de lo más conveniente y gratificante. Abrazos

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Oh wow, what a spectacular marina! The port of Santoña is obviously thriving, filled with yachts, boats, and other marine transportation. Which means so much seafood to eat, haha. 😁 Those marshes and swamps are also quite interesting. Are there available airboats to ride to be able to explore those areas?

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Since Spain has always been a seafaring country, apart from being a cattle rancher and a farmer, the fever for the sea is widespread and it is difficult not to find, be it in the northern ports, as in this case, or in the southern ones, modern facilities. sports with all kinds of luxuries and comforts and with all kinds of boats. Believe it or not, my dear friend, I prefer the fish from these ports to shellfish, no matter how high-quality and exquisite it is. As for your question, yes, you can get organized trips, both that take you to other nearby ports, such as Laredo, which is about 15 kilometers away and whose facilities I will show you later, such as the marshes and its incredible marshes, with beautiful views of the surrounding villages and wonderful surprises, such as the Romanesque church of San Román de Escalante, which I will also have the opportunity to show you in the future. Thank you very much for your comment and kind regards.

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Amazing! That's such a complete (all in one) experience! I'm pretty sure the fish there are fresh, sumptuous, and are delightful meals. There would also be adventurous airboat rides over the marshes as they have a wide range of water vehicles to choose from. Have a safe and productive week my friend! 😊

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